PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (8-6, 3-2 CACC) will seek to extend its season-long win streak to four games when the Rams travel to Chestnut Hill (3-10, 0-4 CACC) on Tuesday night.
This is the 28th meeting between Jefferson and Chestnut Hill since 2006. The Rams hold a 24-3 advantage in the series. The Griffins' wins have all come on the road.
LAST TIME OUT
The men picked up their third straight win with an 87-71 triumph at Felician (3-8, 1-3 CACC) in conference action on Saturday.
The Rams dominated the first half, outscoring the Golden Falcons, 52-29 and outshooting them, 58.3% (21-of-36) to 30.0% (12-of-40). Jefferson led 19-9 at the 13:47 mark then broke the game open with a 13-0 run to take a commanding 32-9 advantage (10:17). The Rams had their largest lead of the period at 26 (48-22) after junior DeVaughn Mallory's jumper with 2:10 on the clock and they were ahead 52-29 at the intermission. Jefferson was never in danger of losing the lead in the second half and led by as many as 28 (70-42) after a three by junior Kylan Guerra (13:23).
Sophomore Alexander Gorton went off for a career-high 32 points on 11-of-21 shooting, including 5-for-10 from three-point range. Mallory finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double and fourth of the year. Junior Josh Bradanese contributed with 12 points, seven boards, four assists and three blocks. Guerra and junior Prince Hickson each tallied 11 points with Guerra dishing nine assists.
LOOKING AT CHESTNUT HILL
The Griffins are looking to get back in the win column after dropping their last four contests. They have have had trouble taking care of the basketball, committing a league-worst 17.4 turnovers per game. Freshman Trevonn Pitts is the squad's top scorer with 11.2 ppg. Senior Cartier Talford is also averaging double figures at 10.2 ppg. Freshman Keyon Butler is pulling down 5.1 rpg. Seniors Ed McWade and Liban Awl have each drilled 13 three-pointers.
The Rams return to the Gallagher Center to take on Post on Saturday, January 12 at 4 p.m. The Eagles defeated Jefferson, 81-65 at home in 2017-18.